HitFilm's lightning generator can create a limitless variety of electrical effects.
Lightning consists of several main elements:
|•||The core is the solid color center of the effect, most commonly white.|
|•||The glow is the softer color around the edge of the effect.|
|•||Trunks are the primary lines used to draw the lightning.|
|•||Branches are created along trunks, adding detail to the effect.|
|•||Twigs are created along branches, adding fine detail to the effect.|
You can adjust the number of trunks, branches and twigs in the effect using the relevant property groups. Changing these will drastically alter the appearance of the effect.
Wave & twitch
The wave and twitch properties determine the shape of the lightning.
|•||Wave creates a more undulating, curved line.|
|•||Twitch increases the number of twists and turns in the line.|
Start & end
The start and end groups control the overall dimensions and animation of the lightning.
The Growth property is used to give the appearance of a lighting strike, causing the lightning to extend and travel down its length.
|•||Speed - the speed of the lightning's movement.|
|•||Jitter - how often the lightning regenerates to a completely new position.|
|•||Scale - how much the lightning moves from its central position.|